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Fabrications acknowledged, a bestseller is withdrawn
Houghton spokeswoman Lori Glazer declined to elaborate on the recall of Lehrer's book, other than to say that books would be returned at the publisher's expense and that it was Houghton's decision alone, not Lehrer's, to take such dramatic action. In ...

Books: Philly library features Stephen Colbert with Joyce, Sendak
PHILADELPHIA — Talk show host Stephen Colbert's foray into children's books has landed him alongside some exalted literary company. A playful new exhibit at the Rosenbach Museum & Library pairs priceless material by James Joyce and Maurice ...

APNewsBreak: Vietnam veteran, author Tim O'Brien wins Dayton Literary Peace ...
APNewsBreak: Vietnam veteran, author Tim O'Brien wins Dayton Literary Peace ...

Revenue Down, Profits up at Harlequin in Second Quarter, Digital Royalties to ...
Revenue Down, Profits up at Harlequin in Second Quarter, Digital Royalties to ...

EBSCO Publishing and Apabi partner to add Simplified Chinese e-books to ...
EBSCO Publishing and Apabi partner to add Simplified Chinese e-books to ...

Will Publishers Perish?
Book publishing is a storied industry. According to industry legends, Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer founded Random House in the 1920s to publish "a few books... at random." Sir Allen Lane set up England's Penguin Books in the 1930s after he couldn't ...

Author Tim O'Brien Wins 2012 Dayton Literary Peace Prize
O'Brien won a National Book Award for Fiction in 1979 for "Going After Cacciato," and among his other books are "Northern Lights" and "In the Lake of the Woods." His 1990 story collection "The Things They Carried" earned recognition including the ...

Gore Vidal Books: Essential Novels And Essay Collections
This rather curmudgeonly stance on American politics is typical of Vidal's public persona, and also his books. The ironically titled conclusion to the "Narratives of Empire" series, "The Golden Age," asserts that America provoked Japan to attack Pearl ...

Do Books Need A Beta Version? Analytics For Books Pave The Way
Hiptype brings data analytics to books with a plugin for e-publishers. With the exception of a small privacy notice (which includes an option to turn the plug-in off), readers won't know it's there. But it helps publishers determine what their audience ...

"Fifty Shades..." outsells Potter on Amazon UK
LONDON (Reuters) - The magic of J.K. Rowling seems to have worn off for British readers as erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" outsold all seven Harry Potter books on Amazon.co.uk on Wednesday, making author E.L. James the website's best-selling writer ...

The '50 Shades' effect: 'Gabriel's Inferno' lands major publisher
Following in the steps of E.L. James' runaway bestseller "50 Shades of Grey," the sexy book series "Gabriel's Inferno" has been picked up by a major publisher. Penguin's Berkely imprint paid seven figures for "Gabriel's Inferno" and "Gabriel's Rapture ...

The rise of the paperback original: Will technology and economics spell the ...
The rise of the paperback original: Will technology and economics spell the ...

'Two and a Half Men' creator Chuck Lorre to publish book
Lorre, who writes, produces and is a co-creator of sitcoms such as "Two and a Half Men," "The Big Bang Theory" and "Mike and Molly," is publishing a coffee-table book of the cards titled, "What Doesn't Kill Us, Makes Us Bitter." Vanity cards are the ...

'Two and a Half Men' creator Lorre to publish book
FILE - This March 1, 2012 file photo shows honoree Chuck Lorre at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 21st Annual Hall of Fame Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. Lorre who writes, produces and is a co-creator of such sitcoms as “Two and a Half Men”, ...

HarperCollins Chief Digital Officer Chantel Restivo-Alessi: 'Essential' for ...
HarperCollins Chief Digital Officer Chantel Restivo-Alessi: 'Essential' for ...

Books & Poetry
Wilks Library: Will host a monthly writers' group on the first Thursday of every month from 6-7 p.m. All writers welcome, no matter their experience. For information or to sign up, call the library at (508) 991-6214. 1911 Acushnet Ave., New Bedford ...

Leading Self-Publishing Service Provider Outskirts Press Pays Authors $300 to ...
Leading Self-Publishing Service Provider Outskirts Press Pays Authors $300 to ...

Know Your Madisonian: Kathy Borkowski helps make history accessible
In 2004, she became director of the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, the state's oldest book publisher. Borkowski, 58, has lived on Madison's East Side since moving here in 1989. She and her partner, Chris Glad, a clinical systems analyst at the UW ...

New Site for Readers to Discover Books and Interact With Authors Seeks Funding
In this day of doom and gloom book publishing news, isn't it time to get back to the fun of reading, in whatever form that takes? We're thrilled to announce the launch of an indiegogo fundraising campaign for Shelf Pleasure, a brand new website for ...

Marc Fitten organizes four weeks of literature and dolphin talk at Manuel's Tavern
When A Cappella Books owner Frank Reiss got word of it, he had an idea: “He said, 'Wow, he'd love to try and do something like that at the store,” Fitten says. The talks have titles like “Character and the Prisoner's Dilemma” and “The Business of ...

D&Q to Publish Tavi Gevinson's 'Rookie Yearbook One' in September
In what appears to be an odd mix, acclaimed Montreal graphic novel publisher Drawn & Quarterly is teaming up with Tavi Gevinson, the precociously talented teen founder of Rookie, a popular online magazine for teen girls, to publish Rookie Yearbook One ...

Sizzling summer beach reads; Chuck Lorre to publish vanity card book
Sizzling summer beach reads; Chuck Lorre to publish vanity card book. Comments. Tweet. 12:32 PM. Comments. By Lindsay Deutsch, USA TODAY. Here's a look at what's buzzing in the books world today: --Beach reads: It's officially August, time to cram in ...

Zane Books; The Original X-Rated Version of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
Zane, known as the "Queen of Erotica," recently weighed in on the frenzy surrounding "Fifty Shades of Grey." The 44-year-old, Washington, D.C.-based author has sold more than 5 million copies of her books worldwide before anyone heard of "Fifty Shades ...

Becoming Stephen King
There are, of course, those who wish that Jesus had taken the wheel from the Fates when they anointed King the Biggest Thing in Books People Actually Read For the Last Thirty Years Or So. Recently, apropos of very little, the LA Review of Books ...

Two Publishers, One Series: The Latest Tale of Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea
Encompassing books first published between 1968 and 2001, the series has an atypical publishing history, confounded by several company mergers and acquisitions over the decades. Currently, three of the books – A Wizard of Earthsea, Tales from Earthsea ...

Free Kindle books
Amazon.com is offering a bunch of free fiction and nonfiction e-books right now. For a list of top-selling free Kindle titles, go HERE. (You can find free ebooks in every category.) Remember, you don't need a Kindle to read Kindle books. You can read ...

E.L. James' 'Fifty Shades of Grey' surpasses Harry Potter on Amazon U.K.
E.L. James' “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy officially outsold J.K. Rowling's seven-book Harry Potter [website] saga earlier this week to become the bestselling books of all time on Amazon U.K. More than 4 million copies of the books have been sold ...

IDW Publishing Releasing Vintage Star Trek Newspaper Strips In New ...
IDW Publishing Releasing Vintage Star Trek Newspaper Strips In New ...

e-Books and the Library
Are you into e-books? The number of people who are is certainly on the rise. According to the Pew Research Center, in a survey completed in February 2012, "21% of adults said they had read an e-book in the last year, compared to 17% who reported doing ...

85 free e-books on developing for Windows, Azure, Windows Phone, SQL ...
85 free e-books on developing for Windows, Azure, Windows Phone, SQL ...

10 BANNED BOOKS
Today Shortlist.com revealed a list of the top 10 banned books. One thing that is most controversial in the current world of books is sex, following the release of Fifty Shades of Grey, people are either aspiring to write novels that are comparable to ...

Apple reportedly readying iBookstore for Latin America launch
A report from book publishing blog Publishing perspectives (via Electronista) claims Libranda, the region's major e-distributor, has requested Spanish publishers update their metadata by August 30 to purportedly meet Apple iBookstore standards ...

Berkley purchases Sylvain Reynard's Gabriel's Inferno Series from Omnific ...
Berkley purchases Sylvain Reynard's Gabriel's Inferno Series from Omnific ...

Against Enthusiasm
She's funny and charming and evinces great enthusiasm for the books and stories of the fellow authors and critics in her social sphere. Outside of Twitter, Straub writes for many bookish publications, she's the daughter of the novelist Peter Straub ...

The Best Books of Fall 2012
As summer winds down, publishing cranks into high gear to prepare for the fall, when the big books by the biggest names land in stores. This year's fall roster is the perfect mix of reader favorites like Dennis Lehane and Richard Russo, and some ...

stage is set for an intriguing battle
I first bought into niche publisher Quarto in 2005. Founded 35 years ago by American historian Laurence Orbach, Quarto has developed into “one of the largest international co-edition book publishers with two principle strands of activity: its ...

Gore Vidal's Detective Novels
When a prolific literary figure dies, it's not terribly long before we're asked to rank the vast output. The top public quips are collated; the curious reader is instructed to either ignore the fiction in favor of the essays, or else the reverse. So ...

'San Francisco Chronicle' Launches E-books Only Column
Starting this Sunday, the "Books" section of the San Francisco Chronicle will publish The E-Reader, a monthly column devoted to e-books. The E-Reader will be written by Liz Colville, who, in addition to being a regular reviewer for the "Books" section ...

Books offer new takes on Monroe's iconic life
Marilyn Monroe died 50 years ago on Aug. 5, 1962, at age 36. Timed to the anniversary of her death — ruled a probable suicide from acute barbiturate poisoning — are a host of books that celebrate and analyze the screen icon. There have been numerous ...

Visionary director of UNO Press sacked amid budget cuts at the University of ...
Visionary director of UNO Press sacked amid budget cuts at the University of ...

The E-Reader: reviews of e-books
Without diminishing The Chronicle's longtime coverage of print books, we feel it's important to recognize new formats in book publishing. And so today the Books section inaugurates the E-Reader, a monthly column devoted to e-books. Many print books, of ...

Bars and books merge in Cleveland literary trend
The society, which hosts monthly book swaps around town, is one of several new groups that are taking books off the shelves -- and into the bar. These groups are transforming the book club concept, and in the process attracting a diverse array of ...

Best of BC | Compiled by the Association of Book Publishers of BC
Whitewater Cooks with Friends - Shelley Adams (Alicon Holdings Ltd.) 2. The Book of Kale: The Easy-to-Grow Superfood, 80+ Recipes - Sharon Hanna (Harbour Publishing). 3. Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter - Carmen Aguirre ...

My self-publishing journey
What I wanted were the rights to my ebook (the electronically downloadable form of a book). I'd been following the career paths of Amanda Hocking and Joe Konrath, the two authors leading the self-publishing charge, and I wanted a chance to apply their ...

Workshop will look at book publishing avenues
Linda L. (Allspach) Sheehan, originally of Mount Pulaski, will appear at Lincoln College from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday to demonstrate how to use online tools to publish a book. Area writers and would-be writers are invited to this workshop. Sheehan has ...

Books: New and noteworthy for the week of Aug. 5
Wake by Amanda Hocking (St. Martin's Griffin, $17.99, fiction, on sale Aug. 7). What it's about: Gemma Fisher lives an ordinary life in the seaside town of Capri, until three beautiful girls arrive — and impart some dangerously witchy powers on their ...

Frankfurt's book bonus
But the president of the Book Publishers Association is frustrated Kiwis haven't cottoned on to the magnitude of the opportunity. It's been a tough few years for New Zealand publishing, so being named guest of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair in a two ...

BOOKS: Marilyn, 50 years after death
Marilyn Monroe died 50 years ago on Aug. 5, 1962, at age 36. Timed to the anniversary of her death ---- ruled a probable suicide from acute barbiturate poisoning ---- are a host of books that celebrate and analyze the screen icon. There have been ...

Rebuilding the high walls of solid scholarship
The academy convened a panel of senior local scholars, mostly drawn from the broad humanities, who investigated all aspects of scholarly book publishing in and from South Africa. Taking into account that an essentially new world of publishing was ...

John Keegan dies: British military historian was 78
John Keegan, a British military historian whose groundbreaking book “The Face of Battle” cast a fresh look at warfare, capturing the fears, anxiety and heroism of the front-line soldier, died Aug. 2 at his home in Kilmington, England. He was 78. The ...


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